Date: October 5th, 2014
Munch on the PHB’s pop-pop-Poptropica fan magazine!
Welcome to the 20th issue of the Poptropica Help Blog’s fan magazine, The POPCORN! The POPCORN is a delicious amalgamation of Poptropica treats from fanfiction, artwork, and everything in between. Art marked with a star (★) are hand-selected rather than submitted. Enjoy!
We’ve selected a couple of Poptropica-related questions from our e-mail inbox this month to answer… and here’s what we’ve got.
I can’t stand my Pop username, and I can’t find a way to change that! Can I change my user on Pop? ~Wild Shark
Sadly, there is currently no way to change your Poptropica username. The only option is to make a new account.
I was just wondering how you add codes in the iOS iPad/iPhone version of Poptropica? I would really love to get some of these awesome costumes but I don’t have a computer, just my iPad. ~Sam King
At the moment, there is no way to redeem prizes from codes off of merchandise on the mobile app. If you don’t have a computer, try signing into Poptropica.com on your mobile device with a flash running browser like Puffin (there’s a free version! 😀 ) and redeeming your costumes there.
Monthly Poptropica News
Read a monthly review of the newest happenings on Poptropica — you may find something you might have missed in the past month (September 2014)!
- Secret items for the upcoming Arabian Nights Island were uncovered in the first post of the month!
- The reason why Poptropica releases are always on Thursdays was revealed!
- Nate Greenwall’s new portfolio released tons of behind the scenes art and animations from the game!
- Poptropica’s first Music Album was released, along with the answer to what’s behind Dr. Hare’s goggles.
- Winners of the PHB’s Land Construction Contest were revealed!
- Survival Ep. 5 was released for members – the conclusion to the Survival adventure!
- A mysterious Home medallion was added to everyone’s medallion list.
- The info page for Arabian Nights Island was released!
- We compared Survival Island to “The Most Dangerous Game”, the story that Survival was based off of.
- Poptropicon Ep. 1 was released to all!
- Poptropica’s 7th Birthday commenced, and an elusive Birthday costume was there for those who find a special balloon in commons rooms!
- The PHB held a party for Poptropica’s 7th Birthday and Samwow5’s 15th birthday!
- Poptropica’s Twitter reveals that a possible Wimpy Kid island/ Galactic Hot Dog Island is possibly coming soon – plus Water Thrill Island was revealed to be a scrapped island idea.
- Arabian Nights Ep. 1 was released to members!
- New props were added into Land.
What’s going on in the fictional fan-created universes of Poptropica?
The Story of Bony Catfish: Episode #1: by Bony Catfish
I am by myself, in my house. Why? Because, I never knew who my mother was, my father was dead, and my sister, Silver Catfish, got kidnapped, by this horrible, cold, evil organization whose name I forgot because it was a long time ago. Yeah, so I basically have no family. Got a problem with that? So surprised no one but the people I trust know I am an 11 year old, by herself in her house.
Yeah, I have friends. 3 of them. Brave Dolphin, Strange Owl, and Friendly Leopard. The great supporters of life. They have almost everything I don’t have, but the two most that stick out are:
The second one startled me. I have a life, but not a worthwhile one. As for family… yeah, basically, no family at all.
I grabbed my cell from my bed and texted my friends on my cell. “Go meet me @ the H”
What was the H, you ask? The “H” was our hangout place, which was the clubhouse we made when we were little kids. Surprisingly, it’s still there, in good shape. It was basically a shed, which we thought was so dull, we putted color. We had signs and everything. But that was only when the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and the birds were chirping.
I put my phone down, grabbed my jacket, grabbed my phone, putted it in my jacket pocket, grabbed the house keys, and got outside. I was running there (I’m a fast runner, you should see me sometime). I see I was already late because BD, SO, and FL were already there, before me.
“What took you so long?” Friendly grunted. At this point, she wasn’t as “friendly” as I thought. Despite her name, she is barely friendly, but she can be at occasions.
“My house is pretty far. I could’ve rode my bike, but I was too lazy,” I replied.
“Uh, Bony…” BD said.
“You don’t have a bike…”
GAH! She caught me in a lie. I stood there, speechless. Impressive.
“Ah, so lying then, huh?” FL glared at me, “we know you don’t have a bike, so you just use some excuse for you being late”
“But, well, uh-“
“Just tell us the truth. It wasn’t like it was a secret or anything,” FL shrugged.
Strange Owl sat there, quietly. She was pretty shy at times, but when she’s not, she’s pretty boppy and peppy and all that. The truth is, I don’t know how she and I became friends.
It was silent.
I look at my watch. 5:57 pm.
“So, anyone wanna go have dinner?” I ask.
“Sure,” BD answered
“I guess so,” FL answered
“No, I’ll go home,” Strange Owl said.
“Bye then,” I said
She was gone.
“Bananabees, on me. Then, if you guys want, we could go to coconut cafe. Sounds good?”
“I guess…” BD and FL said.
“Hold on… how are we going to get there?” FL asked, curious.
“We have that golf cart from last time,” I answered
“No, no, no, we’re not going to use that thing,” FL said, with a nervous feeling in the way she said “thing”.
“Magic Fire. It’s so nice to meet you guys.”
Agent Spencer vs Dr. Hare – part 1: by Captain Spencer
Hello Agent Spencer,
We are emailing you because we have nobody else for the job. Please come to work today. There’s something going on in the PHB server’s, and we are going to need your help. Please come tomorrow at 9:00am. Bring NO ONE!
~ Lieutenant Blake
It seemed fishy enough. Not the slanted kind, no. Something I’ve never felt before. Was it fear? No, couldn’t be. I’m not afraid of the job. I miss it. I was eager to get back to work. But why? I hated that job, after the incident such a long time ago with Puter-Boy and Myron Van Buren. (You can read the extended files on the Poptropica Police Network.) I was looking at the PHB and it looked just find. I wonder what was going on? I started scrolling through the archives when I noticed something on one of Juyo’s post. It said: 01001001 00100000 01100001 01101101 00100000 01110011 01110100 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00101110. What could it mean? I went to Holmes for help.
Me: I promise
I am still here, I thought. Who is still here? I went back to the office behind Holmes’ back and kept on looking farther and farther at the archives. I found a piece of binary code on the Codien Spray on Beard contest. It said: 01000100 01110010 00100000 01001000 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01110010 01100101 01110100 01110101 01110010 01101110 01100101 01100100 00101110.
But what does it mean? I can’t ask Holmes for help, he will know what’s up. I decided to go to Elsewhere Prison on Super Villain Island. They had captured all the villians that escaped after Dr.Jupiter/ Zeus released them all from their dream state. I walked in and looked around. Two officers approached me and they saw my badge. They backed away. “Have any of you seen the Binary Bard?”.
They all started at me blankly. “Mordred?”. One of the officers, who happened to be a woman, not in a woman can’t be cops kind of way, but she was brave enough to show me his cell, which was surprising. “He’s being kept here. I think after all this time his evil has returned, but we cannot be sure.”. I walked in and she shut the door behind me. He was sitting in the corner, muttering to himself.
Bard: You know you can just use a Free Binary Translator on the internet, right?
Me: Oh man, if I knew tha-
Bard: Oh right, the code. It transates to:
Come back next month for part 2!
Watch the best Poptropica videos from September 2014!
Check out the creativity of these Poptropica artists!
Poptropica Just Got Electric (music video): by Bony Catfish
Red Flame the Curious: by Bony Catfish
Twin Gangster Teens doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: by Massive Fish, Calm Biker, and Super Drummer
Dr. Hare Sketches: by Smart Bean
Self Portrait: by Perfect Dragon
Dr. Hare doodle: by Captain Spencer
★ Poptropica Villains: by Anime-Youtube-Jpop
★ The Princess of the Kingdom of Arturus: by Anime-Youtube-Jpop
Take a look at our main magazines page for more information about the PHB’s POPCORN magazine issues and learn how you can submit an entry too! Thanks for reading! 🙂